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Edinburgh Fringe 2019: The 10 funniest jokes of this year’s comedy festival revealed

Wales Online logo Wales Online 19/08/2019 Claire Galloway & Amardeep Bassey
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The best joke at the Edinburgh Fringe has been revealed - and it’s a good old-fashioned vegetable pun.

The joke came courtesy of Swedish comedian Olaf Falafel who fought off tough competition to claim the coveted award of Dave's Funniest Joke At The Fringe.

It was the Fringe veteran's seventh year at the annual event, despite saying that it was painful "like pregnancy".  

His winning joke is: "I keep randomly shouting out 'broccoli' and 'cauliflower' - I think I might have florets."

The comedian and children's book author's one-liner was voted the best gag by 2,000 members of the public, after being shortlisted by an expert panel, reports EdinburghLive .

Speaking of his epic win, he said: "It's been really good fun, I would definitely say that winning this award has been a highlight, and just being able to make people laugh with my stupid jokes."

He added: "I think this is my seventh year at the Fringe, it's like pregnancy - you go through a lot of pain and then the child is born and enough time passes and you forget about the pain and decide that you fancy having another one, but straight after you're like 'I'm never doing that again'."

  1. Olaf Falafel: I keep randomly shouting out 'Broccoli' and 'Cauliflower' - I think I might have Florets.
  2. Richard Stott: Someone stole my antidepressants. Whoever they are, I hope they're happy.
  3. Milton Jones: What's driving Brexit? From here it looks like it's probably the Duke of Edinburgh.
  4. Jake Lambert: A cowboy asked me if I could help him round up 18 cows. I said, 'Yes, of course. That's 20 cows'.
  5. Ross Smith: A thesaurus is great. There's no other word for it.
  6. Ross Smith: Sleep is my favourite thing in the world. It's the reason I get up in the morning.
  7. Adele Cliff: I accidentally booked myself onto an escapology course; I'm really struggling to get out of it.
  8. Richard Pulsford: After learning six hours of basic semaphore, I was flagging.
  9. Mark Simmons: To be or not to be a horse rider, that is equestrian
  10. Ivo Graham: I've got an Eton-themed Advent calendar, where all the doors are opened for me by my dad's contacts.

Falafel has said that his rise from consideration with past jokes to claiming the coveted prize mirrors the success of his beloved Luton Town.

He said: "It's like going from non-league to the Championship in a few seasons."


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